Get to know Family Nurse Practitioner Susan Rahn, who serves patients within Freeport Health Network.
Susan undertook her family nurse practitioner training at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Then, she continued her studies by earning a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She specializes in geriatrics, rehabilitation and pranic healing.
Trained in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support, Susan uses her training by managing two nursing homes. She promotes health promotion and disease prevention with a more holistic approach. Her main patient population is geriatrics, end of life, and those in rehabilitation.
Additionally, Susan has served as a nurse preceptor, training the next generation of nurses. She has engaged in public speaking appointments and owns her own store that promotes health and wellness products. Her holistic approach to healthcare allows her to reach a wide range of people and patients.
A Family Nurse Practitioner is a registered nurse with specialized educational and clinical training in family practice. Nurse practitioners have a higher degree of training, in both the classroom and clinical setting, than Registered Nurses do, although becoming an RN is a prerequisite. Family Nurse Practitioners in particular are trained to work with both children and adults, most often in the context of a family practice or clinical setting. FNPs work with patients on maintaining health and wellness over the long term with a particular focus on preventative care. Many FNPs also choose to work in underserved populations and communities. An FNP may work under the direct supervision of a physician. More and more states, however, are allowing FNPs to work independently due to an extreme lack of doctors, particularly in the area of family practice.
Susan attributes her success to her true passion for reducing peoples suffering. When she is not assisting patients, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and ballroom dancing.
Learn More About Susan Rahn:
Through her online profile: http://todaysnurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4143009/info/, she can be reached via the Freeport Health Network website: www.fhn.org/. She is based out of Chicago, Illinois.